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Wouldn't the likelihood of the Doctor hanging around Earth depend on the personality of the reincarnated Doctor? I mean, each Dr is different from the last and this one was clearly the most Brit of the lot, as I recall he and Rose having cravings for fish and chips.
I like that this show makes no attempt to be like the old ones. I remember watch Who as a kid on PBS and from my view these shows have gotten better which each new version. Clearly this is the best Dr Who yet. As with BSG, they tossed aside the stale and infused such much needed grit and modernity. And in the case of Dr Who they managed to keep it light most of the time with humor and zainy bits.....but still delivered the drama with expert precision.
As for your example, we've already established he REALLY likes the UK, so why would he go to Utah to hang? He did go to Greece btw.
As for the girlie...what are you getting on about? He only had a thing for Rose (she ended up with his clone and never hooked up with the real Doc), Martha had a thing for him (didn't hook up), and he and Donna were mutually platonic.
Again, the show is NOT about the Doctor being landlocked on Earth (again, John Pertwee's era notwithstanding and his story line was that he was grounded by the Timelords). Sure, every Doctor has his own personality, but it's still the same *character*. It's the same character that has been around for 25 years and that character has been WELL established as being a bohemian, a character who doesn't like staying in one place. He's a character who delights in traveling the universe, hopping around in the time stream, and getting into trouble. The fact that he may like fish and chips is of no consequence, the dude likes fish and french fries, so what?
Girly in that the new shows (I've choked my way through season 3 at this point thanks to the wife again) have seemed to focus quite a bit on relationships and have hinted at things other than platonic relations between the Doctor and others. I don't want to watch Doctor Who to get my fill of a soap opera. There is no place in the show for that stuff, there never has been - it's not needed. Again, it's a show about a guy who travels the universe and time having adventures (well, it's supposed to be anyway). It's not a sci-fi soap opera or sitcom. It's also the fact that they seem to keep picking younger and "prettier" guys to play the Doctor. It seems the majority of their new fan base is becoming female, I wonder why. Sorry, I don't want Edward playing the Doctor and turning this into Twilight Through Time and Space
I can understand how certain people may like the new show, that's fine. But I have the same issues with the new Doctor Who that I do with other remakes/re-imaginings. Someone gets the brilliant idea to resurrect something old, but then says we can't have it like the old show, we HAVE to jazz it up 21st century style. We'll change the stories, we'll get a bunch of pretty people to make up the cast, we'll make male characters female, we'll make robots human, we'll change the race/color of characters, etc. (Battlestar Galactica being a prime example of that). That's not to say that they are fundamentally bad, but they are not true to the originals. Some people like the revamps, some don't. I just hate seeing old shows/movies recreated and then the producers more or less abandon the old source material - what was the point? Why resurrect something old if you don't want to keep any of the source material? If you want to make something new and don't care to hark back to the original source material, then make a NEW show. You can base it on old material or universe, but don't give it the same name. There is very little of the original Doctor Who in any of the new series and way too many inconsistencies (again, good or bad depending on your viewpoint).
They should've just stuck with doing something like Torchwood. A new show based in the universe of Doctor Who. That way they can more or less do what they want without caring. But if you want to make Doctor Who, then make Doctor Who. Don't resurrect a show about a guy who can travel through time and space, who has 25 years of canon to back up the fact that he travels through time and space, solves mysteries, fights aliens, explores alien planets, etc. and then leave him grounded on Earth having domestic spats with his companions and their families while he continually (and conveniently) finds aliens around every corner in the same city in England - it's pathetic. If all they wanted to do was make a sci-fi show about a guy in England who happens to find aliens in the same city every week, they should've stuck with Torchwood or something like Primevil, there was no sense in remaking Doctor Who since he's not doing anything that he's done for 25 years.
With today's technology, production values, CGI, etc. this SHOULD have been the best this show has ever been. Instead, they've neutered the entire concept of what Doctor Who was.
Modified by MeineFolks'wagen at 11:19 PM 1-8-2010